(Service number 43994)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||14 November 1883?||Place of Birth||Ireland|
|Address at Enlistment||Geraldine|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Married. Two children|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Eda Jane LANG (wife), Geraldine|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||2 April 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Plymouth, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
October 1917, wounded on Western Front - admitted to hospital - severe case.
|Date||17 April 1941||Age||61 years|
|Place of Death||Whangarei|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Richard Lang was born at Newry, Ireland, the son of Thomas Lang and Margaret Johnston. He married Eda Jane Fraser on 6 February 1906 at Newry, Ireland. They came to New Zealand soon after, Richard having lived here for about ten years when he enlisted in 1916, Two children were born to Richard and Eda - Eda Margaret (known as Daisy) on 13 November 1907 at Christchurch and Allan on 21 March 1911 at Geraldine.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [26 February 2017]; Maunu Cemetery, Whangarei, headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [26 February 2017]; Temuka Leader, 25 October 1917, Timaru Herald, 1 November 1917 (Papers Past) [26 February 2017]
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